Mimi Casteel

Mimi Casteel grew up on her family’s wine estate, Bethel Heights Vineyard. After graduate school Mimi worked as a forest ecologist in public lands, which led her to realize that the real battle for the future revolves around how we manage private lands. Mimi’s vineyard, farm and wine, Hope Well, are a living laboratory for agroecological experimentation and practice. Mimi also works with others as an agroecology mentor, and on projects devoted to accelerating the transformation of managed landscapes to bountiful cultural ecosystems.